Passage to Birth, childbirth education:

  • Physiology of late pregnancy
  • Getting relief from common pregnancy discomforts
  • Lowering toxin exposure during pregnancy
  • Bonding with baby in the womb
  • Movement and nutrition for optimal pregnancy, labor, and birth
  • Labor process
  • Hormones of labor
  • Comfort measures, techniques, and strategies for labor coping
  • Birth interventions and medications
  • Cesarean Birth
  • Getting the best start with breastfeeding
  • Postpartum planning

Passage to Breastfeeding, prenatal breastfeeding education:

  • Why breastmilk is so magical
  • The benefits of breastfeeding to both mom and baby
  • The first latch
  • Skin to skin contact and rooming in
  • The Breast Crawl and baby led breastfeeding
  • Breastfeeding positions and deep latch strategies
  • Newborn cues and feeding patterns
  • Milk supply and demand, managing and establishing your supply
  • What to expect in the first days/weeks
  • How to tell if your baby is getting enough
  • Hand expression
  • Common issues and their warning signs
  • Milk collection and storage
  • Nutrition suggestions
  • Pumping and going back to work
  • How to best support a breastfeeding dyad
  • Supplies and accessories many parents find helpful
  • What to do if you need more help
  • Personalized breast assessment (optional)

Passage Lactation Consultation:

An International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) is a specialist in the clinical management of breastfeeding. Breastfeeding support has been shown to increase breastfeeding initiation and duration, improve mental health, increase self-esteem, increase confidence, foster parenting skills, and improve the overall experience. A lactation consultant can assess your breasts and pertinent history prenatally to identify any potential challenges and assist postpartum with any breastfeeding challenges that do arise such as:

  • Painful latch
  • Slow weight gain
  • Feeling like feedings are too long
  • Fussy baby at the breast
  • Sore/injured nipples
  • Questions about supplementation
  • Milk supply concerns (too much or too little)
  • Breastfeeding after breast augmentation or reduction
  • Questions about pumping and milk storage
  • Preparing to go back to work
  • Bottle refusal
  • Assessing oral restrictions
  • Other general concerns about breastfeeding

During an initial consultation I will take a medical history and assess both you and your baby in relation to feeding. Initial consultations last around 90 minutes and follow ups take around 60 minutes. Please try to time your feeds for the day so that your baby is ready to eat soon after our visit begins.

Passage Circle for Pregnancy Support (virtual)

Talk. Listen. Reflect. Connect.

Coming Soon!

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